Sunny Hill - Values in Care, is a single service located in the semi-rural area between Cefn Cribwr and Laleston, Bridgend. The bungalow is ideally situated with direct links to nearby beaches, coastal paths and local towns. The person we support enjoys the quieter things in life and this bungalow provides just that.
I joined Values in Care in 2017 as they aligned to my own values. Throughout my career they have supported me to further my own goals and professional growth. Before joining, I spent 20 years within the social care sector, starting initially during my education. It was during this time that I knew which avenue I wanted to pursue.
I started as a support worker working with adults with a range of additional learning needs, autism, and mental health. I quickly progressed in my career with enthusiasm and a positive outlook- it was important for me and those around me to make a difference to the people we support. I have been a registered manager for 17 years now and love what I do. Every day is different and seeing people achieve positive outcomes is so rewarding.
I pride myself on leading a team who deliver a high-quality service and who are equally as passionate in providing a person-centred approach, supporting individuals to achieve their goals and aspirations.
I joined Values in Care in February of 2012, being new to care and support I was keen to understand all of the training that I was being provided to ensure that I was delivering the best quality of care possible. This led me to further my career and start moving through the different roles such as Team Leader, Deputy Manager and Registered Manager. Whilst doing this, I complete both my Level 3 and 5 qualification in Social Care, my Trainers Qualification and become a Positive Behavioural Management Trainer. In recent years I was successful in the role of Operational Manager and this year I have been successful in procuring the role of Regional Director for Values in Care.
I have always been driven by the people we support and seeing the success and development in which they can achieve when the correct support is given. I believe this is developed by instilling good values within the team, and by fostering a great culture. Swanton Care has provided me with many opportunities, and I am passionate in ensuring these opportunities are available to all of our teams.
I became a Chief Operating Officer in July 2022, prior to this I was Regional Director to Values in Care for 2 years. During my time in the social care sector, I have gained a wealth of experience, starting my career as a young Support Worker in 2003, progressing through roles such as Keyworker, Manager and Area Manager.
I have loved gaining qualifications along the way, including a Level 5 in Leadership and Management and an ILM Level 5 (The Institute of Leadership and Management), this has helped me to support the people in our care to have a better quality of life. I also have a keen interest in Positive Behavioural Support and am continuing my learning by undertaking a Diploma in this specialist area.
During my 19 years in the social care sector, I have always worked in complex homes for people with learning disabilities and autism, leading and directing teams to ensure we offer the best care possible to the people we support. Growing organically has ensured that I have great knowledge, experience and understanding in the care sector.
In my spare time I really enjoy horse riding, spending time with my family and pets.
At Sunnyhill - Values in Care, we provide support for one adult with Fragile X syndrome, learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and autism and we support the individual on a two to one basis, to allow him to achieve personal goals and independent daily skills. The staff team at Sunny Hill consists of four core members to ensure consistent, quality care.
The person we support at Sunny Hill enjoys his daily trips to our local Asda to complete the house shopping, where he is very well known by all that work there. His days end with a drive down along the coast of Porthcawl beach.